Perry Hall football continues 4-year run

Lisle sets standard in IAAM volleyball


November 08, 2006|By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn | Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,Sun reporters

Senior quarterback Jason Mattison has led Perry Hall to at least a share of its third straight Baltimore County 4A-3A League title, which the Gators can win outright Friday night with a win over Kenwood.

Perry Hall (8-1, 7-1) is also paced by receivers Sean McColligan, Ryan Pittillo and Dave Stinebaugh, as well as running backs Tarrin Lilly and Andrew Leak.

Despite missing two games due to injury, Mattison has eight touchdown passes and eight rushing touchdowns. Lilly and Leak have combined for 12 rushing touchdowns, and McColligan and Stinebaugh for eight receiving scores.

Two-way lineman Mike Engle (6 feet 1, 240 pounds), defensive end Bud Cunningham (6-4, 217) and offensive linemen Ryan Wiczorkowski (6-1, 295) and Andrew Parsons (6-1, 330) also contribute for last year's Class 4A North region runners-up.

The Gators have a 35-9 record in four seasons under coach Nick Arminio, The Sun's 2005 Baltimore County Coach of the Year, and have won 26 of their past 27 county games. At Eastern Tech from 1995 through '98, Arminio led the Mavericks to their first playoff berth in 1997 and a school-record 12-1 mark as county 4A-3A champs and state runners-up in '98.

Wrapping it up

Kelsey Lisle pounded down her final kill for Seton Keough last week -- her 1,198th in three years -- ending one of the most exceptional volleyball careers in the history of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland.

The 5-foot-11 outside hitter, an All-Metro first-team pick last season, finished her senior year with 7.85 kills per game with a hitting percentage of .569, a statistic akin to a batting average.

Lisle has been a varsity starter since her freshman season, but there's no way to know her exact career stats, because none were kept in her first year.

This season, her kill total of 659 is more than double that of most players and more than double the 321 she had last season. Because of her talent and experience, she was the focus of almost everything the Gators (12-7) did.

"This is the first year the whole game plan has been for me to touch as many balls as I possibly can anywhere on the court at any given time," Lisle said. "I think I hit almost every ball that went over the net."

St. Paul's coach Kelli Wilkinson said Lisle's game was exceptional all around.

"For them to be that successful speaks volumes about her ability as a player," Wilkinson said. "She's an amazing passer. She's very, very consistent."

A veteran club player with Time Out, Lisle turned down six Division I scholarship offers to go to Bucknell, a Division I school that doesn't give athletic scholarships. Lisle made her decision based mostly on academics. She has a 3.95 grade point average.

Super sophomores

Six former Columbia Ravens youth players are making an impact as sophomores. Running back Mike Campanaro, wide receiver Leron Eaddy and cornerback Malek Redd of River Hill, quarterback Leon Kinnard (Loyola), running back Jordan Love (Gilman) and safety Derek Coleman (Marriotts Ridge) were teammates before ninth grade, combining to win three titles with the Columbia Ravens.


In Mercy's 1-0 overtime victory over Lutheran in the IAAM C Conference field hockey final, Kelly Kronenberger scored the goal. Jenna Parr, who was reported to have scored the goal, assisted.

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